Have you heard about StoryCorps or listened to one of the touching stories they present each week on National Public Radio? StoryCorps is a national nonprofit organization that records, preserves, and shares meaningful stories in order to build connections and create a more compassionate world. In 2016, StoryCorps partnered with IPFCC to record conversations between people describing their experiences in health care. We believe that they bring patient- and family-centered care to life.

We are grateful to those who participated in the recordings for sharing their stories. Over the coming months, we will add additional stories and hope they inspire you and your colleagues.

Kelly Parent and Perry Spencer

In 2005, Kelly Parent and Perry Spencer met when they were both serving on a patient- and family-centered care committee at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital—Kelly as a family advisor and Perry as a representative for security staff. Listen as they recount experiences that highlight how security can support family presence. Kelly begins the conversation.

Listen to their story.

Produced by Elizabeth Jacobs and StoryCorps with interviews recorded in collaboration with StoryCorps, a national nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives

Maureen Conner and Jim Conway

In June 2016, Maureen Connor, RN, MPH sat down with Jim Conway, MS, to record a StoryCorps discussion about Jim’s experience as a leader and his view about why patient- and family-centered care is essential.

Listen to their story.

Juliette and Julia Rae Schlucter

Listen to Julia Rae Schlucter talk to her mom, Juliette Schlucter about her journey from mother to national leader in patient- and family-centered care.

Listen to their story.